Midwest Conference Championships at Grinnell College (May 11-12)
The Lawrence women placed fifth with 80 points. Monmouth won the title with 201. The Lawrence men's team was seventh with 38 points. Monmouth took the title with 195.
Don Smith and Valerie Curtis took home individual titles to lead the way for the Vikings. Smith won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 55.71 seconds, edging Monmouth's Bryan Bittner at the tape. It was the second MWC title for Smith, who also won the 800 meters at this season's indoor championships. Curtis ran to victory in the 5,000 meters in a time of 18:49.08, beating St. Norbert's Julie Deyo by less than two seconds. Curtis also grabbed second in the 10,000 meters (39:46.87) and fifth in the 3,000 meters (11:02.21).
Christie Balch took third in the 400 meters in 59.59 seconds, fifth in the 200 in 26.57 seconds, and eighth in the 100 in 13.87 seconds. Sarah Slivinski placed second in the javelin with a throw of 116 feet, 4 inches and leaped to eighth in the long jump with a distance of 15-8.75. Katy Roll grabbed third in the 1,500 meters in 4:50.40 and fourth in the 800 in 2:19.70. Courtney Miller was third in the 3,000 in 10:54.20 and eighth in the 800 in 2:23.73. Julie Liebich placed fourth in the 5,000 in 19:17.84, and Betsy Moyer was eighth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:13.00. The women's 400-meter relay was third in 50.90 seconds, and the 1,600 relay was third in 4:04.95.
Jumuah Harden placed in a trio of events. Harden was third in the long jump (22-2.25), third in the triple jump (45-1.5), and sixth in the high jump (5-10). Josh Meyer placed fifth in the high jump with a leap of 6-2. Sam Buckett grabbed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 13-0. Josh Cross took seventh and Eric Davis was eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with times of 10:00.94 and 10:07.84, respectively. The men's 1,600 relay team took seventh in 3:31.22.
Lawrence University Invitational (May 5)
The Vikings took home ten first-place finishes in the unscored meet. Leading the way for Lawrence was Jumuah Harden, who won the long jump (6.45 meters) and triple jump (13.60 meters). Josh Meyer captured the high jump with a leap of 1.93 meters. Meyer also placed second in the 200 meters (22.48 seconds).
Four different individuals won events for the Viking women. Kim Boeckers ran to first in the 400 meters (1:06.31), Katy Roll won the 800 (2:20.32), Michelle Milne took the 100-meter hurdles (17.08 seconds), and Betsy Moyer won the 400 hurdles (1:10.96). Lawrence also won the 400 relay (51.24 seconds), the 1,600 relay (4:04.96), and the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay (4:30.52).
Wisconsin Private College Championships at Ripon College (April 28)
The Lawrence women won the title with 181.67 points. Beloit was second with 177. The Lawrence men finished fourth with 86 points. Beloit won the title with 185.
Christie Balch paced the women by winning the 200 meters in 26.28 seconds and the 400 meters in 59.42 seconds. Jess Moser took third in the 200 (27.62) and fifth in the 400 (1:03.72). Kim Boeckers was sixth in the 400 (1:04.96) and ninth in the 200 (29.40).
Courtney Miller ran to victory in the 3,000 meters in 10:46.42 and placed third in the 1,500 (4:55.10). Katy Roll was second in the 1,500 (4:49.53) and third in the 800 (2:21.20). Shelley Ebert placed second in the 800 (2:18.27) and Dana Thuecks was sixth (2:32.08).
Sarah Slivinski placed in six events. She grabbed second in the triple jump (33-9.25), second in the long jump (15-10.25), third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:09.00), fourth in the javelin (97-2), and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles (17.32). Slivinski and teammate Kayte Hansen tied for second in the high jump at 4-8. Betsy Moyer placed third in the 100 hurdles (16.86) and fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:10.02), and Michelle Milne was sixth (17.22) in the 100 hurdles. Laura Lapczynski took eighth in the long jump (13-9.5).
Valerie Curtis placed second in the 5,000 (19:00.64) and was third in the 3,000 (10:55.90). Julie Liebich was third in the 5,000 (19:41.42) and fourth in the 3,000 (11:19.09).
The Viking women swept the relays. The 400 relay was first in 51.47 seconds, and the 1,600 relay took the top spot in 4:06.39.
Lawrence had a 1-2 sweep in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Josh Cross won the event in 10:00.89 and Eric Davis was second in 10:05.43. Cross was also second in the 5,000 (16:37.46). Jumuah Harden won the long jump with a leap of 22-7 and took second in the triple jump (43-10.75). Josh Meyer took second in the high jump (6-2), fifth in the 400 (51.9), and tenth in the 200 (23.38).
In the pole vault, Sam Buckett was fourth (12-0) and Aaron Guigar was fifth (11-6). Trent Liebich was fifth in the 1,500 (4:17.11) and eighth in the 800 (2:07.15). Ken Leising placed tenth in the javelin (121-3), Jason Youngblood was tenth in the discus (111-11), and Peter Navis was tenth in the 1,500 (4:35.53).
The men's 1,600 relay was fourth in 3:35.41 and the 400 relay was fifth in 44.61.
Carthage College Invititational (April 21)
The Lawrence women were fourth with 81 points, and Carthage won the meet with 256.5.The Viking men took fifth with 65 points, and Carthage took the title with 209.5.
Valerie Curtis led the Vikings by winning the 5,000 meters in 19 minutes, 12.76 seconds. Sarah Slivinski was third in the high jump (4 feet, 11.75 inches), fourth in the long jump (15-1.25) and eighth in the javelin (89-11). Shelley Ebert took second in the 400 meters (1:01.34). Katy Roll was second in the 800 (2:24.34) and second in the 1,500 (5:05.23). Lisa Tranel placed sixth in the 800 (2:32.34) and fifth in the 1,500 (5:12.83). Julie Liebich was eighth in the 1,500 (5:22.88). Michelle Milne took eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.40 seconds) and ninth in the 400 hurdles (1:17.45). Kayte Hansen grabbed sixth in the high jump (4-9.75). The 1,600 relay took fifth in 4:30.09.
Jumuah Harden won the triple jump (43-6), took third in the long jump (21-5.25) and was fourth in the high jump (5-11.5). Josh Meyer placed in three events, taking third in the high jump (6-1.5), fourth in the 200 (22.00 seconds) and seventh in the 100 meters (11.10 seconds).
In the pole vault, Sam Buckett took fifth (12-6) and Aaron Guigar was ninth (11-5.75). Josh Cross was third in the 5,000 in 16:31.37, Don Smith grabbed fourth in the 800 in 1:58.57 and Ken Leising was sixth in the triple jump (39-1.75). The 1,600 relay team was fourth in 3:30.49, and the 400 relay team was fifth in 44.50 seconds.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Invititational (April 13)
The Lawrence men were 14th among the 21 teams with 16 points. The Lawrence women placed sixth among the 13 teams with 41 points.
Don Smith placed eighth in the 400 meters in 51.26 seconds. Other point scorers for the Vikings were led by Josh Cross and Eric Davis, who took sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with times of 10:17.10 and 10:22.70. Aaron Guigar was seventh in the pole vault with a jump of 11 feet, 5.75 inches, and the 400 meter relay team took seventh in 45.60.
Valerie Curtis led the women grabbing second place in the 3,000 meters in 10:51.9. Christie Balch placed eighth in the 100 meters in 13.27 seconds and third in the 200 meters in 26.89 seconds. Shelley Ebert took fourth in the 800 meters in 2:22.31. Other scorers for the women were Julie Liebich (fifth, 5,000 meters, 19:17.6), Courtney Miller (sixth, 3,000 meters, 11:18.2), Betsy Moyer (seventh, 400 hurdles, 70.09), and Sarah Slivinski (seventh, triple jump, 32-11). The 400 meter relay team took fourth in 51.81.
Ripon College Handcraft Invititational (April 7)
The Lawrence women placed fourth with 104 points.
Christie Balch was the top scorer, taking first in the 200 meters in 27.69 seconds and second in the 100 meters in 12.91. Katy Roll was the other first-place finisher for the Vikings, winning the 800 meters in 2:35.06. Sarah Slivinski scored 17 points by placing fifth in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches, second in the long jump with a jump of 16-10 and fourth in the javelin with a throw of 88-8. Julie Liebich and Valerie Curtis both took seconds, Liebich in the 3,000 meters in 11:45.99 and Curtis in the 10,000 in 41:36.00. Betsy Moyer placed fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:12.47 and fifth in the 100 hurdles in 17.08. Shelley Ebert also took fifth in the 400 meters in 1:04.29. The 400 relay team took second in 52.19 seconds and the 1,600 relay team took third in 4:24.12.
Jumuah Harden led the men's team with two first-place finishes. He won the long jump with a distance of 21-9.5 and took the triple jump with a leap of 42-5.25. Don Smith took second in the 800 meters in 2:03.40. Other individual scorers for the Vikings included: Josh Meyer (third, high jump, 6-0), Eric Martin (fifth, 5,000 meters, 17:40.52), Josh Cross (sixth, 1,500 meters, 4:22.63), Jason Youngblood (sixth, discus, 126-11), Jacques Hacquebord (seventh, 200 meters, 24.5), and Trent Liebich (eight, 800 meters, 2:10.05). The 400 meter relay team took fifth in 44.68 seconds and the 1,600 relay team took fourth in 3:33.85.
Emory University Invitational (March 30-31)
The Lawrence women took 17th place with 12 points. The Lawrence men's team finished 21st with eight points. Leading the way for the Vikings was Jumuah Harden, who placed third in the triple jump (13.73 meters) and ninth in the long jump (6.30 meters).
Shelley Ebert was Lawrence's top finisher by taking third place in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 18.28 seconds. Valerie Curtis grabbed fourth in the 5,000 meters in 19:15.87, and Julie Liebich was eighth in the same event in 19:45.76.
Sarah Slivinski placed in three events. She was 12th in the triple jump with a leap of 9.73 meters, took 13th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.62, and was 17th in the long jump with a distance of 4.50 meters. Other top finishers for Lawrence were: Katy Roll (12th, 1,500 meters, 5:13.50), Betsy Moyer (16th, 400 hurdles, 1:13.19), Allie Dietsche (24th, 1,500 meters, 6:23.03), and Dana Thuecks (28th, 800 meters, 2:36.32). The 400-meter relay team was 12th in 53.70 seconds.
Other top finishers for the Vikings were: Jason Youngblood (seventh, discus, 36.42 meters), Tony Bouressa (13th, discus, 31.02 meters; 14th, shot put, 10.36 meters), Thaddeus Kramolis (16th, discus, 29.50 meters), Brandon Brown (19th, long jump, 5.62 meters), Jacques Hacquebord (23rd, long jump, 5.56 meters), Don Smith (24th, 400 meters, 51.95 seconds), Peter Navis (35th, 1,500 meters, 4:33.05), Kyle Lively (38th, 400 meters, 56.36 seconds), and Dave Westerberg (40th, 400 meters, 1:02.29). The Lawrence 400 relay team was tenth in 45.06 seconds.